I need help. I earned a degree in International Business but have not had the opportunity to apply my skills. If provided an opportunity I can (xxx). How do I obtain this opportunity.
Fill in (xxx) with something concrete that you know how to do.
Even you second, shortened message kept reminding me of your negatives. Tell me your positives. I'm going to find out that you have not worked in the field when I see your resume. Don't tell me that. Tell me what you HAVE done to make you worth hiring.
The bottom line is that you need to show that you can bring something to the table and you will not take too much effort to train.
So you've been washing dishes (or whatever) for 5 years. Please tell me you have kept up with the business press (Business Week, Financial Times, whatever) and have also worked on your own to improve skills in whatever field interests you. That does not take anything but ambition on your part.
I have hired people both for specific positions and also when I recognized their potential even when no position was open. I have been right usually and wrong a few times. The lesson I've learned from the times I was wrong is that the best people are the ones who are positive, optimistic and are always working to improve themselves in their own time. There are many ways you can do that. But if you can't tell me what you have done then I will assume you have done nothing. If your field is MIS, developed web pages. If it's marketing, create something clever or take some basic sales job. For international business, learn the basics of a couple of languages or cultures. Basically, do SOMETHING!